How to Remove “applaunch.exe”

What is applaunch.exe?

applaunch.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as AppLaunch.exe. It belongs to Microsoft .NET ClickOne Launch Utility, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as applaunch.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with applaunch.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with applaunch.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • applaunch.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible applaunch.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove applaunch.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove applaunch.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 22 May 2010 at 6:52 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable ea2e65145ce461c0
e18d888dd20f9571
30eaba3c
0e851f00d72b93d0
662c4f12cf579e91
Backdoor.Win
32.Poison.~F
FH
No 2.0.50727.
42
(RTM.05072
7-4200)
2.0.50727.
42
Russian Federation N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 852b165413f35dba
7c2b26458feb70ba
8fed6a96
1fd2393ee6390b98
d25230b565b89c38
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 2.0.50727.
3053
(netfxsp.0
50727-3000
)
2.0.50727.
3053
Brazil N/A
3 N/A Executable e11b91972c43ca0e
5ff2efa4b573c84b
1f67c8a6
9de782347389f56c
54d06bf7276427ed
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable cabb276b1c2a8c4c
75e2bbcf0a9595f0
f9a78f46
ba138282cc64f5a0
26b23ebfd731aeeb
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 4.0.30319.
1
(RTMRel.03
0319-0100)
4.0.30319.
1
Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 August 2008 at 1:00 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 46ef0b9b0e7a9f3b
7801dbe80ecb1acd
1a7007cb
5f9e4a1bf7772d4c
4854fa273800968a
Yes 2.0.50727.
6387
(Win8RTM.0
50727-6300
)
2.0.50727.
6387
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable c98ff66083b17749
468d49cc9adcffd2
e26681b1
c77256db645331d4
78593c336e9daea6
Yes 2.0.50727.
3053
(netfxsp.0
50727-3000
)
2.0.50727.
3053
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 908dedb108fa8c53
4d7dd5093c00c74e
d8a613d2
427466df8a9d0591
a1bc7939af5be208
Yes 4.0.30319.
1
(RTMRel.03
0319-0100)
4.0.30319.
1
Russian Federation
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6db2e1551923024f
13f5c9426b538435
ae926d0e
fa46179bc83990e4
323c3e9c3f10e47e
Yes 4.7.2053.0
built by:
NET47REL1
4.7.2053.0 104.236.253.252/32
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